Foster + Partners
Fascinating photographs of Foster + Partners’ futuristic new Apple campus — currently under construction in Cupertino, California — have been revealed. Published by Mashable, the images show building work rapidly progressing on site: glazing and cladding is now being applied to the exterior of the tech giant’s vast, circular structure. The building is set for completion toward the end of 2016, with Apple’s 12,000 employees scheduled to move in next year.
The photographs also highlight the “Theatre,” a 1,000-capacity venue that will host Apple’s famous product launches. Connected to the main building, the subterranean auditorium has been topped by a glass pavilion with a slender carbon-fiber canopy that is characteristic of Foster’s sleek aesthetic. To accompany this insightful set of construction images, we present a rundown of remarkable facts about one of the world’s most technologically advanced buildings